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Top 5 Movies to Learn From

Saturday, April 05, 2014

The Life of David Gale - 2003

          The Life of David Gale is a movie about philosophy professor, David Gale, which fights against the capital punishment. Ironically, he is sent to death row after being accused of murdering a fellow activist.
It’s not a bad movie, but it’s not great either. The Lacanian psychoanalysis and the great acting skills of Kevin Spacey save this movie.
          Learn about: U.S. law, how to give a speech and Lacanian psychoanalysis

Dead Poets Society – 1989

          It’s an impressive movie about how an unorthodox English teacher, John Keating, inspires his students to love poetry. Starring Ethan Hawke, Robin Williams and Robert Sean Leonard (Wilson from House M.D), the movie is set in 1959 at the aristocratic Welton Academy in Vermont.
          Learn about: if you skipped English to hang out with your friends, this movie will tick some of the info you missed.

A Beautiful Mind – 2001

          It’s a well-known movie about smart people. The adventures of John Farbes Nash, brilliant and asocial mathematician played by Russell Crowe are incredible. After accepting to work in cryptography, his life changes completely.
          Learn about: how schizophrenia can’t stop you of winning the Nobel Prize

Finding Forrester - 2000

          Finding Forrester it’s a movie directed by Gus Van Sant, starring Rob Brown and Sean Connery in the leading roles and Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood) and Busta Rhymes in the supporting roles.
          A black teenage writer attends to one of the most prestigious private schools. He soon becomes the prodigy of William Forrester, a reclusive writer, which helps him refine his natural writing talent.
          Learn about: the art of writing and other things you didn’t knew about literature.

Good Will Hunting – 1997
          Good Will Hunting follows the story of a janitor at MIT, Will Hunting, which needs a psychologist’s help to find his way in life. The 20 year boy (a genius with eidetic memory) assaulted a police officer and as part of a deferred prosecution agreement he ended up a patient of a psychologist (Robin Williams) and a math student of professor Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgård).
          The movie was directed by Gus Van Sant and stars Matt Damon (Will Hunting), Robin Williams and Affleck brothers, Ben and Casey. Although, Ben has the leading role, while Casey is Will’s friend. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon wrote the script of the movie that became a financial success.
          Learn about:  mathematics and psychology  

The Maze Runner - The first Teaser Trailer is here

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
 
 
The Maze Runner
Genre: Sci-Fi
To be released: September 19th 2014
Cast:
Dylan O'Brien, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee 


 
Storyline:
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade-a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. 
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they've closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

The Maze Runner - Official Poster and Teaser News

Monday, March 17, 2014
Are you ready for the first trailer of James Dasher’s The Maze Runner?

          Dylan O’Brien announced his fans via twitter that during tonight’s episode of Teen Wolf will premiere the first teaser for one of the most expected movies of the year. 

 
          Furthermore, MTV released the official poster for The Maze Runner. The movie will be released on September 19th, starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Will Poulter.

Storyline:
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade-a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. 
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they've closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Waiting for: The Maze Runner – Photos and Release Dates

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
          One of the highly anticipated movies of this year is The Maze Runner, based on the already known trilogy by James Dashner. We don’t have a trailer yet, which is such a shame, because I was eager to see Dylan O’Brien in this role, but we have a bunch of promotional images and international release dates.
          The good news is that almost all the countries have the official release date on September 19th, the bad news is that is set in … well, September so we will have to wait 7 more months.

The Maze Runner
Genre: Sci-Fi
To be released: September 19th 2014
Cast:
Dylan O'Brien, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee 

Storyline:
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade-a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. 
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they've closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Promotional Photos:







Release dates:


At least I will have time to start and finish the book series. Has any of you read the books? 
Until then Happy waiting!

The first poster for the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie

Saturday, January 25, 2014
 

Great news for all 'Fifty Shades of Grey' fans. The upcoming movie, to be released in February 14th 2015, received its first poster which features one of the main characters, Christian Grey gazing over the city.I am not a fan of the series, but I like the poster. It's clean, simple and underlines Mr. Grey's status as a rich and powerful man.


Source: EW

Guest Post: 5 Movies To Watch When You Are Out Of Mood

Saturday, August 10, 2013


We all are not in a mood sometimes, and there is no need to deny this fact. When you are sad, you don't want to see anyone, talk to anyone, work with anyone, or spend your time with anyone. One of the best medicines from your sadness can be a really good and positive movie! And we don't speak about blockbusters here: yes, they are popular, they have cool visual effects, nice actors, and so on and so forth. But there are also good old comedies with brilliant plots and really talented though old actors, that can easily make you smile and forget about all your problems at once.

Do you need any? Next time when you are sad, just check this list and choose the perfect movie to watch to make your mood better!

Groundhog Day (1993)
Groundhog Day

A famous weatherman named Phil (Bill Murray) comes to the small town of Philadelphia to make a report about a well-known groundhog who predicts the spring coming. He doesn't seem happy to be here, especially when a snowstorm starts and Phil has to spend this night in a small hotel. Next morning he wakes up to Groundhog Day again! Unable to change the situation, Phil makes a decision to meet all obstacles as they are and tries to get some benefits from it.

Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters

What will happen if three young and really talented researches are suddenly fired? Be sure, they will definitely find what to do next – to become Ghostbusters for example. This movie has become a classic already, and it doesn't get old even after 25 years since it has been released. Get ready to laugh loud, because the situations our heroes meet on their way can't be called dangerous and serious. “Ghostbusters” is a unique example of the movie which combines many genres at once, including sci-fi, adventures, romance, and comedy of course!

Father of the Bride (1991)
Father of the Bride

The perfect variant to watch if you need to feel good as soon as possible. Steve Martin is deservedly called one of the best Hollywood comics, and he can't stop proving it again and again. Here he is a father, who tries to deal with his daughter's wedding meeting many funny obstacles on his way. Great cast and easy-to-grasp plot will do what you need most – bring you good mood back in 1,5 hours of watching.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Steve Martin and John Candy have become the perfect duet for this awesome comedy! It's a classic to make two mismatched personalities meet and spend time together, because there will be a lot of funny situations and dialogues between them. So, it happens that two totally different men stuck together on their way to the same destination. Forget about your sadness while watching this, because no one can help laughing here.

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)



The 40 Year Old Virgin
This movie is full of scenes to laugh out loud, but make sure there are no kids around. Andy (Steve Carrel) is 40, but he is still a virgin. As far as you understand, his friends can't leave him in such  difficult times, so, they try to find a lady who would help Andy solve his small problem. Well, it is not as easy to do as it seems first. When Andy finally meets the one, he has to change all plans because of unexpected obstacles.


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Movie Review: The Host

Saturday, April 20, 2013
          When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.
Release Date: March 2013
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Max Irons

My Review:



“Her name is Wanda. Not it.”
          I don’t understand why people hate this movie so much. I saw that many didn’t react that good when they found out that is based on a book written by Stephenie Meyer. I am not a fan of the Twilight series, but that didn’t stop me to watch The Host, which I found completely different from the other books.
The Host was a little more mature; I somehow still felt a teenager-ish part in the story, I guess that mostly in the romance part. I will blame the fact that the book looks pretty big and they didn’t have time to explore all the important issues.
          This was a light, not to complicated movie. I could easily follow thought the story and I loved the entire concept of it. I am still conflicted on whether the aliens were good or bad guys. I mean, yeah they took humans bodies, erasing their being, that way committing genocide, but then again they weren’t violent beings and they were pretty neat with only one goal: to take off the entire humanity. See? They are not that bad (let the invasion begin).

Characters
          I don’t think I hated any of them, not even the aliens. I found them likable and I think that all the actors did an excellent job portraying them. I enjoyed the duality of Melanie and Wanda, the fact that they were different: Melanie a bad ass chick and Wanda a newborn soul, still discovering life, much softer than Melanie, but she grows toward the end and ironically, becomes more human than most of the rebels. She learns compassion for her kind and humans as well and ends up helping humanity.
I don’t know which one was supposed to be the main character, but Wanda stood up, and the entire movie was based on her. Maybe that is because we don’t really see Melanie, but we hear her a lot and acts more like Wanda’s consciousness.

Relationships
          I would like to talk about a non-romantic relationship, which I found adorable: Melanie/Wanda and Jamie, her brother. He was sweet and unlike the others, he never misbehaved when all of them thought that Melanie was dead and Wanda an evil alien. They connected so beautifully until the point Jamie felt Wanda like another sister and she risked a lot to save him.

“Kiss me like you want to get slapped.”

The romantic relationship. Now, this was complicated and a little confusing. The good part was that it was not a love triangle, nope, that was a square and not really. Yes, it was a little complicated because there were two guys and technically two girls, but had the misfortune to live in the same body so in anyone’s vision and in mine as well, there were two couples in The Host with a lot of kissing each other…well, except Jared with Ian…that would have been interesting and pointless in this case.

The Ending
For me, the ending was predictable, shocking and predictable again. I was not expecting a happy one and deep down inside I wished for shock and one final sacrifice for the greater good. I sure hope that the book has much more development in the end since in the movie it felt kind of rushed and convenient.

Book 2?
I can’t understand this. Why write another book when this one was meant to be a stand alone? I am sure that the author will have plenty ideas to continue the series, but the ending (at least in the movie) was a closed, happy one. 

And now I will want to read the book. I need to know what I’ve missed and I am sure I will like it.
 

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